I have been thinking about the holidays lately because of the weather change and I thought I would talk about Great Christmas Colors for lampworkers that I like for Christmas projects.

Sangre by CiM - Messy Color

Sangre by CiM - Messy Color

White Poinsettia flower on bead made with Sangre.

White Poinsettia flower on bead made with Sangre.

If you have made beads for any time at all, you are probably familiar with how difficult it can be to get a great Christmas red to make all your Christmas projects out of.  In my experience as a lampworker, I found it next to impossible to find a transparent red that wasn’t too orange or that didn’t turned kind of brown after you worked it in the flame for a while.  Not to worry, CiM – Messy Color has a great transparent red called Sangre, which is a true Christmas red.

Loose Holly parts - KD

Parts for holly berry and leaf ornament.

Another great Christmas color that was just recently introduced by CiM – Messy Color is a transparent green called “OZ”, which as it turns out is a perfect green to pair with Sangre to produce the green and red that is the hallmark of most Christmas themes.

Holly berries and leaves on copper wire made with CiM Sangre and Oz.

Holly berries and leaves on copper wire made with CiM Sangre and Oz.

Oz by CiM - Messy Color.

Oz by CiM - Messy Color.

I have been making some snowmen for the holidays out of glass, and I think CiM – Messy Color “Peace” is a perfect white for making anything that is snow orientated.  The combination of “Peace” and “Sangre” is perfect for making glass candy canes and other white and red holiday objects.

Snowman made with CiM "Peace".

Snowman made with CiM "Peace".

Holly leaf pendant made with "Oz".

Holly leaf pendant made with "Oz".

"Peace" by CiM - Messy Color.

"Peace" by CiM - Messy Color.